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4K Ultra HD (8MP) Vandal Resistant Dome IP Security Camera with a 2.8mm Fixed Lens (NSC-218G-DM)

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IP Security Camera
Ultra HD Resolution
Fixed Lens
Weatherproof Rating
Up to 100ft
Night Vision IR Range

Powerful performance meets incredible design with our 4K vandal dome security camera. With 8MP of incredible 4K Ultra High Definition video and its 120dB Wide Dynamic Range (WDR), this camera will deliver the clearest and crispiest video every time. Plus, with its 100 foot infrared range and IP67 weatherproof rating, neither darkness nor crazy storms will get in the way of your surveillance.

But where this camera really shines is in its vandal-dome design. It’s small, compact, sleek, and modern. It looks great and fits just about anywhere. Its all-metal construction and its vandal-proof glass dome makes it nearly impossible for someone to come along and tamper with the lens or vandalize the camera.

This camera’s construction gives it a ton of benefits over bullet- or turret-style cameras. But there are many more reasons why this may be the perfect security camera for you. To learn more about its specifications and features, keep reading!

4K Ultra HD Resolution

The NSC-218G-DM captures video up to a resolution of 4K @ 15 FPS, which is 3840x2160 pixels. Every pixel added to your camera's picture gives you a higher image quality and more detail. So at 4K, you're going to get a crisper, cleaner, and more detailed image.

2.8mm Fixed Lens

The NSC-218G-DM has a 2.8mm Fixed Lens. That means it’s fixed at one length; it can't optically zoom in and out. The longer the focal length on a fixed lens camera, the more zoomed in it is and the more close-up detail you'll be able to see. But the shorter the focal length, the wider the field of view and the more area your surveillance will cover.

The NSC-218G-DM has a horizontal field of view of 102°.

IP67 Weatherproof Rating

This camera has an Ingress Protection (IP) rating of 67. This means the camera is completely protected from dust and other solid particles. It can also withstand being submerged in 3 feet of water for up to 30 minutes.

Rest assured that when you install this camera outside, it will have no problem braving the toughest of storms.

IK10 Vandalproof Rating

The NSC-218G-DM has an Impact Protection (IK) rating of 10, which is as high as the scale goes. If a vandal wants to try to bust open this camera, more power to them. Literally, they're going to need a lot more power, because this thing is indcredibly durable. That's why these dome-style cameras are often called vandal-proof domes, or vandal domes for short.

Up to 100ft Night Vision IR Range

When the sun goes down or the lights go out, this camera switches on its own onboard infrared LED lights. These lights, which are invisible to the human eye, allow the camera to continue functioning and recording video 24/7, day or night. And since its IR range covers up to 100ft, you're not going to miss anything that happens on your camera's feeds, even if it happens in pitch-black darkness.

Remote Access

The NSC-218G-DM is a part of our H-Series line of products. As such, it's packed with features that would please a power user, yet it's simple enough to operate for a novice. Easily view and manage your cameras and recorders anywhere in the world with the free mobile and desktop applications. For the power user, these apps give you the power to adjust advanced settings on the fly. For the novice, you can use the apps to simply view live feeds and play back recorded video. Whatever you need to accomplish, it's all right there at your fingertips.

Plug & Play

If you're creating a new system out of our H-Series cameras, set up is insanely easy with our H-Series line of POE NVRs. Simply plug the camera into the back of the H-Series NVR and you have instant video on the recorder's HDMI interface. You can also view and manage the NVR through free desktop and mobile apps, such as Hik-Connect and iVMS-4200.

ONVIF Compatibility

If you want to add this camera to a security system already set up, that’s no problem. This camera complies with the protocols set by the Open Network Video Interface Forum (ONVIF). This means, as long as your current recorder is ONVIF compatible, you’ll be able to set this camera up with your current system.

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    4.65 out of 5 stars
  1. Fantastic 4k Camera
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    I really love this camera. That's why I bought 3 of them to place around the perimeter of my home. I enjoy having the ability to choose resolutions of 2160p down to 720p, and do so depending on which part of the house the camera is monitoring (e.g., 2160p for front door; 1440p for back door with minimal traffic). I have these cameras paired with the 8 channel 4k NVR which made set up a breeze. Plug the ethernet cable from the camera to the NVR and you'll be ready to go within minutes.

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  2. Great camera
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    I have had this camera up and running for about 8 months now, and it has been rock solid. Great daytime image, and good night vision. It was a breeze to set up, and overall I have been extremely satisfied with this purchase. You can get very good facial details out to about 30-35 feet during the day, which is impressive considering it is a 2.8mm lens. It does fairly well on storage considering it is 8mp. I record motion only and get about 7-10 days worth of footage on a 128GB SD card. I just wish they offered 4mm and 6mm lens options.

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  3. Great Camera
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    Great camera for a great price. Plug n play as advertised. I wish they were available in other focal lengths.

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  4. not as good as I expected.
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    In comparing this 4k camers to a previously installed 3k cameras...though there is a slight difference in the picture, it did noy give me the improvement I was expecting. I still cannot make out the lisence tag numbers on the cars directly across the street!This camera was set up by Nellys and I asked for the highest resolution, so it must be the camera and not the setup.
    I will submit a screen shot comparison so you can see the difference. I think you will be hard pressed to tell the difference.

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  5. Fantastic Camera. Customers love them
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    For the past 2 years we have been selling mostly the 4mp cameras. Customers love them and the price point is fantastic. Since these 4k's have came out, customers want want want. The image quality in great and price is also great. These are an easy sale due to everyone is all about 4k. If you want to read license plates from greater than 40 ft, buy the motorized zoom model. At 2.8mm even with 4k reading license plates at a distance is tough. Speed, lighting, focal length all come into play.

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  6. Love the 4K resolution.
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    Really impressed with this 4K dome camera , not only does it have a great picture but it has a solid build construction. I mounted it over my driveway and it should hold up very well in the weather.

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Will this 4K dome camera work using only a WiFi connection without a POE connection and a micro so card installed in camera without the use of a recording box?

This camera does not support a wifi or wireless connection. It does require a hardwired connection.
You can put a microSD card up to 128gb in it!

Just need your recommendation for a simple and not expensive 1 camera for my front door
Of my house application . Looking at your NSC=218G-DM for $199
What else do I need to make this work to record the activities and also view from my phone

Hi Alex, the NSC-218G-DM can be used to cover your front door. You can purchase a MicroSD card up to 128GB to install in the camera which will allow you to record video. Other than the microsd card you will need a POE switch or a POE injector to power the camera as well as a few cat5 or cat6 cables to connect the camera to the POE device and then from the POE device to your router for phone access.
Hi, Can this be mounted flush to a vertical wall, or does it have to use the accessory to mount only horizontally? Thanks Eric

Yes you can mount this cam on a vertical wall.
1. does this camera support FTP and HTTPS protocols?
2. does it has a webpage interface?
3. is it compatible with iVMS 4200 app?
4. does it support motion detection and night vision?

Thank you!
1) Yes
2) Yes
3) Yes
4) yes
Is it possible to get this item in black?

Unfortunately no, but painting the cam does not void the warranty!
Can you zoom with this camera - digitally? If so how much
Like 3X, 8X etc

You are able to zoom as much as you'd like through the software.
However, it does get pixelated at around 6-8x. I do not see anywhere specifically on the spec sheet the digital zoom amount.
Good Evening,

Do you know if this camera has a base plate that comes with it to mount it to a single gang junction box. I have a HIK Vision Camera that did come with a flat base that the mounting holes line up with the single gang junction box. This made the installation easy and clean looking as I have my home prewired to single gang junction boxes. Also, if the camera does not come with a plate, will this cameras mounting holes line up with a HIK Vision Base Plate. I would like to add about 4 additional cameras eventually to my existing HIK Vision NVR (Model: DS-7608NI-Q2-8P(C73744142). I Have two cameras currently and have them hooked up to HIK Connect.

Thank You Kindly for your time,


This camera does not come with a mounting plate.
Since the 218G-DM is a Hikvision camera, its possible that it might. However not all mounting plates are compatible.
The 218G-Dm equivalent is - DS-2CD2383G0-I.
Can I enter a IP address into the desktop app and it will connect to this camera.

I want to be able to access it with a public IP address.


Yes, this camera does have an IP address you can access via web browser or the IVMS-4200 software.
You can port forward and access it via Public IP address also.
Does this camera provide color at night.

This camera does black and white at night using IR nightvsion.
You can disable the IR but if the camera is not in a well lit area, the image will be pitch black.
I see this camera records at 15FPS w/ 4K quality, but Is it possible to get 30+ FPS out of this camera...maybe by changing settings to a lower quality (5MP, 4Mp, etc.)?

Yes, according to the spec sheet you can get up to 30fps if you drop the resolution to 4MP or lower.
Spec sheet ->
Specifications Download PDF
Camera Type IP
Form Factor Dome
Resolution 4K
Max Resolution 3840 x 2160
Frames Per Second 15 FPS
Image Sensor 1/2.5" Progressive Scan CMOS
Lens Type Fixed Lens
Focal Length 2.8mm
Field of View 102°
IR Range Up to 100ft
Video Compression H.265, H.264
Weatherproof Rating IP67
Vandal Proof Rating IK10
Onvif Compatible Yes
Artificial Intelligence No
Onboard Storage Up to 128GB
Power Supply DC12V, POE
Power Consumption ≤ 7.5W
Operating Temperature -22°F ~ +140°F
Weight ~1.1lbs
Version Build Date Download
Most Recent 5.6.2 11/11/2019 Download
5.6.0 07/02/2019 Download
5.5.82 03/18/2019 Download
5.5.61 08/28/2018 Download
Name Description Version Download
SADP H Series IP Camera Utility Tool which allows you to sniff the network for H Series cameras and change the IP address. v3.0.1.8 Download
Batch Config Tool Allows activation and configuration of Cameras and NVRs. v3.0.2.6 Download
CMS Software Central Management Software for Guarding Vision Cloud users. v3.4.0.10 Download
iVMS 4200 (New UI) Central Management Software for Hik-Connect Cloud users. v3.4.0.9 Download
iVMS 4200 (Old UI) Central Management Software for Hik-Connect Cloud users. v2.8.2.2 Download
iVMS 4200 LITE Central Management Software for Hik-Connect Cloud users. v1.0.0.4 Download
VS File Player H Series media file player. v7.4.0 Download
SADP H Series IP Camera Utility Tool which allows you to sniff the network for H Series cameras and change the IP address. v1.0.0.4 Download
CMS Software Central Management Software for Guarding Vision Cloud users. Download
iVMS 4200 Central Management Software for Hik-Connect Cloud users. v2.0.0.10 Download
VS File Player H Series media file player. Download
Web Plugin Allows you to view your NVR web interface in the Safari Browser. Download
IPC Web Plugin Allows you to view your IP camera web interface in the Safari Browser. Download
Batch Config Tool Allows activation and configuration of Cameras and NVRs. Download